MLB 2017-18 Hotstove thread

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Baseball season is over so time to fire up the hot stove.

    Hot off the wire Masahiro Tanaka is not opting out and will remain with the Yankees for the next 3 years.
     
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    The Mets have also exercised options on Cabrera and Blevins. 3B Phillip Evans also has a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the major league club.
     
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    Hoping the Giants will get some BP help and one or two guys that can hit a dinger every so often.
     
  4. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Your N.L MVP Giancarlo Stanton.
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    Your A.L. MVP Jose Altuve.

    Judge was robbed.
     
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    Judge’s July-August slump cost him the MVP like Sales horrendous August-September cost him the CY.
     
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    Judge winning ROY hurt his MVP chances.
     
  7. pachyderm macrumors 603

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    Stanton's stock just went way up.
    People drooling over him at the Giants board I frequent.
    I couldn't see us landing him before this and certainly not now.
    Also, I think Jeter wants to keep him.
     
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    Jeter wants to cut payroll and owes Stanton 300 million.
     
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    sweet.
     
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    The Braves just got destroyed by MLB.
    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...a-placed-mlb-banned-list-team-loses-prospects
     
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    @MacNut - WOW. That's some pretty serious punishment.
     
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    Won’t see other teams breaking the international signing rule again.
     
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    this is good news for national/East division teams, one less team to worry about next year :) #MetsFan
     
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    What’s the best way to follow hot stove baseball?
     
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    Yeah I check here, MLB.com and bleacher report. It always feel I am behind the news/analysis :)
     
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    The S.F. Giants are the current frontrunner to land Giancarlo Stanton. They would have to pay 250 of the 295 million left on his contract. He still has a no trade that he would have to waive and he would rather go to the Dodgers. The Giants would send Joe Panik and prospects Chris Shaw and Tyler Beede to the Marlins.
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    The Angels bolstered their bullpen depth by acquiring veteran right-hander Jim Johnson from the Braves on Thursday while also signaling their intention to make a serious run at Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani.

    As part of the deal, Atlanta ceded the remaining $1.21 million of its international pool space to the Halos, giving the Angels $1.315 million to offer Ohtani, who is expected to be posted by his Japanese club, the Nippon-Ham Fighters, on Friday. The Angels also sent Minor League left-hander Justin Kelly to the Braves to complete the trade.
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    The Mets are in talks to bring back Jay Bruce. During his time with the Mets in 2016 and '17, Bruce clubbed 37 homers across 153 games while hitting .245/.313/.482.
     
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    Aaron Boone has been reportedly named the new Yankees manager.
     
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    Can I ask why? He's an ESPN analsyt with little to no managerial experience and he's taking over a storied franchise whose media/fanbase has been known to ravenous.

    I really don't get this move at all, maybe I'm missing something
     
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    Made sense to me.

    He's got a pretty good baseball IQ.

    Apparently the Cardinals and Giants are the front runners, i.e. solid deals are on the table, for Stanton.
     
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    Why though?

    I mean he's smart, I'm not knocking that, but he's had zero experience being a manager. Don't you want someone who has a proven track record at such a premier and storied franchise?
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    Here's a quote from NY Post which helps explain my curiosity


     
  24. pachyderm macrumors 603

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    A. Ya gotta start somewhere.
    B. I think he'd be good manager. Gut feeling?
    C. I don't think any of my reasons are going to please you.
    D. His dad managed so I see it as a natural progression for him too.
    E. I can't believe he didn't go into management after he retired in the first place.
    :)
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    F. I don't think you and I have ever agreed on anything on here. :p
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    G. Good morning! ;)
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    You do, but most people's first job isn't the CEO and that in a sense is what happened with Boone. You start at the bottom of the rung and work your way up.

    He talked himself into the job.

    I'm not hating him, while being a red sox fan, I do have trouble hoping he succeeds because he's with the yankees, but in all honesty I'm not looking (or hoping) he fails, if you get what I'm saying.

    Maybe, and given the talent laden roster, he probably won't need to do much for the team to succeed.
     

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